Grey's Anatomy

Season 6 Episode 17

Push

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 11, 2010 on ABC
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A patient arrives at the hospital in need of a complex surgical procedure, and Richard is furious when Derek chooses Owen to do it over him. Meanwhile, Bailey nervously prepares for another date with Ben.

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  • Bailey consults Callie for dating advice as she finds herself in a dilemma; Owen and Hunt clash over terms of treatment for a patient, sparking Cristina, Meredith, and Jackson's interests; Mark keeps his distance from Teddy albeit being attracted to her.moreless

    9.0
    Very good episode. I really don't want Calzona to have some drama...but Callie jinxed it. This episode had a good amount of comedy, and I loved Cristina's little "This message was brought to you by.." etc. Her laugh at the end was hilarious.

    I really like the idea of Teddy and Sloan being together, they seem like they'd be a very good couple. I'm glad we're finally getting '2-weeks from tonight' promos..I guess ABC learned from not providing them due to the slipping ratings. But if Owen gets fired..that'll be strange..and those flashbacks look expensive. lol Looks like we'll have to wait and see...moreless
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    7.5
    It is rare that I actually score an episode of Grey's Anatomy higher than the average score on TV.com (7.1 rating as of this writing) but such was the case tonight. I thought this was an interesting episode that featured some cute scenes with Bailey struggling to get back into the dating life, and an emotional scene that actually saw you feel for Callie. I knew that as soon as she said they had no problems that Arizona would say she doesn't want kids, but that still did not mean it wasn't a very powerful scene.



    And I like the progression of this feud between Richard and Derek. Definitely a solid GA tonight.moreless
Jessica Capshaw

Jessica Capshaw

Dr. Arizona Robbins

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Dr. Meredith Grey

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

Dr. Cristina Yang

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Isobel "Izzie" Stevens

Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers

Dr. Alex Karev

Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson

Dr. Miranda Bailey

Diane Venora

Diane Venora

Audrey

Guest Star

Dennis Boutsikaris

Dennis Boutsikaris

Don

Guest Star

Moon Unit Zappa

Moon Unit Zappa

Kelly

Guest Star

Kim Raver

Kim Raver

Dr. Teddy Altman

Recurring Role

Jesse Williams (II)

Jesse Williams (II)

Jackson

Recurring Role

Jason Winston George

Jason Winston George

Ben

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    • Lexie: Mark's moving on. Like really.
      Meredith: Okay, well, that's good. Isn't that what you wanted?
      Lexie (starts crying): No, uh, that's great. It's... perfect. It's perfect.

    • Bailey: Okay, here's the thing. I don't do things because there's a timeline. I don't do things because it's the third anything. I may have been out of the dating game for a while but I don't play by anyone's rules other than my own. So, whatever expectations you walked into this evening with...
      Ben: Are you lecturing me?
      Bailey: No, I'm...
      Ben: No, you are. You lecture people. I think most people are scared of you. So nobody's willing to interrupt you once you get on a roll. But uh, I'm not scared. So the lecture thing's not gonna work. We gonna have to have a conversation. Don't worry. Ask me a question. Then I'll answer, then you get another turn. Go ahead.
      Bailey: Are you under the impression that we're going to have sex tonight? Because if that's the case...
      Ben: Ask the question. Don't answer the question. I'll answer the question. No. I'm not assuming that we're gonna have sex tonight. You're a grown woman. Neither of us is looking for something trashy. So I kinda thought the third date was a little early... What do you think?
      Bailey: Me, too. I... Can I make a statement or just questions?
      Ben: A statement is fine.
      Bailey: I... Uh... I have never had sex with anyone other than my husband. Former husband.
      Ben: So it's not something you get into lightly.
      Bailey: No.
      Ben: Neither do I. What else?
      Bailey: When do you think is the right time?
      Ben: I'd like to think we'd know it when we see it. Probably somewhere between date 8 and 12 though.
      Bailey: Oh... So, no concern we'll end up just friends?
      Ben: Is that what you're looking for?
      Bailey: No.
      Ben: Me neither. Look, um... I don't wanna be your friend. I have enough friends.

    • Callie (smiling): Everyone came to me for relationship advice today. And I gave them sane and healthy advice. And whether they take it or not, I am seen as someone sane and healthy enough to give advice. I mean, when I lived in the basement, when I married an intern in Vegas, I wasn't seen that way.
      Arizona: You're amazing.
      Callie: We're amazing. We're the stable couple now. We're the one everyone wants to be. I mean, I could just see us ten years from now in a big old house with kids running around, giving sage, sane advice. To Mark Sloan, who will still be single.
      Arizona (laughs): I'm in it for all but the kids.
      Callie: What?
      Arizona: No kids. And by no I mean yikes! No to the kids.
      Callie: You're joking, right? I mean, you're in pediatrics.
      Arizona: Yeah. Exactly. I mean, this kid Noah comes in today and he's fine one minute and his mom gives him a hug and he lands in my OR, nearly dead.
      Callie: But you saved him.
      Arizona: Yeah. But his parents... They're... They're a mess. They'll never sleep well again. But the big house, I'm in. Oh, and can we have dogs? And chickens! I have this weird thing for chickens.

    • Mark: I just helped Altman save her patient. I don't know why I bother. She thinks I'm a piece of meat.
      Callie: There's plenty of women dying to settle down. You just gotta move onto the next one. Try uh, what's-her-name in Derm.
      Mark (unenthused): Dinner and a conversation. Can't wait.
      Callie: Who said dinner? Lunch.
      Mark: No. Lunch is not romantic.
      Callie: Well, you don't want romantic, you want daylight and public, so you can you know, get to know each other.
      Mark: That is the least sexy thing I've heard in my life.
      Callie: You'd had sex. You don't want sex, you want a baby.
      Mark: Ah, there's no way this works.
      Callie: God, is it really possible that you're this insecure? You're not just a sex machine, Mark. I mean, don't get me wrong, you've got skills, but you're a good person. Why do you think Little Miss Muffin fell for you?
      Mark: Lexie left.
      Callie: 'Cause she was too young. It was about her, not you. (Mark looks down) Wow. You really don't believe any of this, do you? Okay, listen, you're a good guy. You're worth getting to know. In daylight.

    • Bailey: Condoms.
      Callie: I'm building cartilidge from Jell-o and you paged me for...
      Bailey: Condoms.
      Callie: They have them in the clinic!
      Bailey: No, no. Am I supposed to bring them?
      Callie: Oh. (laughs) Right. Yeah. Yeah... the guy frings the condoms. Anyhow, I would've pegged you for the diaphragm type.
      Bailey: I have a diaphragm. Diaphragms prevent pregnancy. They don't protect against the raft of sexually transmitted diseases. You're a physician, am I really explaining this to you?
      Callie: I got it, I got it. Okay, you know, look. Guy brings the condoms but sometimes they fail to provide them on the third date as a sign of respect. (mocking guys) 'Oh, I never imagined this would happen so soon. I wasn't prepared.' So you know what, you should bring them. Always bring them. Why trust the guy, right?
      Bailey: Right. Right. ... Torres. (makes face)
      Callie: Oh, come on!
      Bailey: I can't.
      Callie: You can! Walk into the clinic and take some condoms out of the box.
      Bailey: Don't make me ask you twice.

    • Derek: Richard... I'm sorry it was a good plan. Hunt's just makes more sense to me.
      Richard: Yes, because that's the way you'd do it. That's your style. Let me tell you about your new job. You manage surgeon. Your job is to help them do what they do, the way they do it. Not to get them to do what you would do. It takes vision, Derek. And you don't have it.

    • Cristina: Jackson Avery. Put him on our team.
      Owen: Hey, are you stacking the deck? You're a spy. Don't think that I don't know.
      Richard: And who started that boulder rolling down the hill?
      Cristina: Okay, okay. I'm Switzerland in this moment. All I'm saying is that whoever gets the surgery should use him.
      Jackson: Use me for what?
      Owen: He's a liability. Avery's not gonna give the award to his own grandson.
      Cristina: He won't be named a contributor. It'll just get mentioned over Thanksgiving that he worked on a tumor the side of a possum.
      Jackson: No, it won't.
      Meredith: What's going on?
      Jackson: They're fighting over me. Or more, the idea of me. I don't really--
      Cristina: He's Harper Avery bait.

    • Bailey: I went to Eugenia. She held up two postage stamps and asked me if I was lookin' for the 44 cent or the three.
      Callie: Um, you don't have to tell me which one you picked.
      Bailey: I left! Let me tell you a little somethin' about my surgical field. I prep my surgical field with soap and water. I keep my surgical field the way God made it. Okay? I don't need a member of the Ukrainian KGB waxing it smooth so it can be mistaken for the surgical field of a five-year-old girl. 'Cause I am a woman. And a woman was meant to have something on her surgical field. If a man can't deal with a little somethin' on the surgical field, a little nature, a little God, then that man has no business gettin' to my surgical field.

    • Derek: Ah, Dr. Bailey, I'm about to do a consult, would you like to join me?
      Bailey: Uh, lunchtime.
      Derek: Yes. But in all the years I've known you, I've never seen you eat.
      Bailey: I do things at lunchtime.
      Derek: What things?
      Bailey: Errands! To the dentist, get a haircut. No, not a haircut. I'm going out! Does that require interrogations? Is that the kind of chief you wanna be, the kind of man you want to be?
      Derek: No.
      Bailey: I didn't think so!

    • Lexie: Mark's trying to kill Alex.
      Cristina: What?
      Meredith: Well, I think I mentioned that sleeping with Alex was a bad idea.
      Lexie: No, it's not a bad idea. It's happy and easy. You know much mental energy Mark took up? I'm telling you, ending it is the best thing that could have happened to me. And for him! Do you know how much happier he'd be if he could just move on?
      Meredith: Looked to me like he was trying to pick up Teddy.
      Lexie: Sure, he'll sleep with her. He slept with Addison. He'll screw anything that moves, but what, I'm supposed to check into a convent? Why's he still hanging onto this?
      Cristina (sarcastic): You're just that good, Little Grey. There's no getting over you.
      Lexie: Oh! (walks off, Cristina laughs)
      Meredith: You clear the room every time. You clear the room.

    • Lexie: Hey.
      Alex: Not here. Sloan's going all psycho killer on me. All smiles and crazy eyes. I don't know what the hell he's gonna do.
      Lexie: What? Like I'm still his property? I'll talk to him.
      Alex: No, don't. I gotta operate with the guy. You mess with him, he might stab me with a scalpel.

    • Ariona: How genius is this? Mark Sloan and Teddy.
      Callie: Are you serious? I just said that.
      Arizona: Shut up! Are we so well matched that we have all the same thoughts?
      Callie: It's kinda creppy, but it's kinda great.
      Arizona: I'm just sayin' Teddy needs someone to come in and clear out the cobwebs, put a little spring in her step.
      Callie: Yeah, and father her children.
      Arizona: Yeah. What? No, Mark?
      Callie: Yeah, he wants a wife and kids.
      Arizona: Well, I told her he was a candy bar.
      Callie: What?
      Arizona: I didn't know!
      Mark (sits down): First she said no, then she said yes.
      Callie: Oh, that's good.
      Mark: And then she said no again. Because she doesn't wanna have a meal with me. She just wanted sex. (Callie looks at Arizona, and she smiles at Callie and looks away as if she's in trouble) I mean, who treats people like that? Like an object. A piece of ass.
      Arizona: Uh, I think you do.
      Mark: I've changed.

    • Teddy: You know, I was um... Well, I may actually be free tonight, after work.
      Mark: Really? That's fantastic. There's a new Italian restaurant I've been meaning to try. Maybe you and I can...
      Teddy: Well, Joe's is probably fine.
      Mark: For dinner?
      Teddy: No! I mean... Well, you know... For a drink, and...
      Mark: I was asking you to dinner. So that we could talk. And get to know each other. That sorta thing.
      Teddy: Oh, that's... that's not... I thought that... You know, I'm not available for dinner. I'm-- I'm sorry.

    • Callie: What is with you?
      Bailey (smiles): Nothin'.
      Callie: Is it the guy? (gasps) It's the guy! He bought you coffee?
      Bailey: No. You think I'd smile like this for coffee? Uh, he's making me dinner.
      Callie: He's cooking. Wow. You ready?
      Bailey: What for food? Yeah, I think I can handle it.
      Callie: Uh, no for sex.
      Bailey: Grow up!
      Callie: Gimme a break. How many dates have you had?
      Bailey: This'll be three.
      Callie: Oh, yeah. Yeah, third date is the sex date. And he's cooking for you. At his home. Where he keeps his bed.
      Bailey: I barely know the man.
      Callie: You're gonna know him a lot better tomorrow.
      Bailey: There is nothing magic about a third date. It is possible to eat and go home and not lose your pants in the process.
      Callie: Oh, okay.
      Bailey: But if it does go that way am I supposed to sleep over?
      Callie: Oh, no. No, sex on the couch. Walk of shame to the car under cover of darkness.
      Bailey: Do I wear a dress?
      Callie: Uh-uh. Casual. Like you don't expect it's gonna happen, but you're ready for it to happen.
      Bailey: How ready?
      Callie: Like... you've prepped the surgical field.
      Bailey: The su-- (gasps and realizes) Oh! Torres!
      Callie: There is an Ukrainan women who works at the manicure place across the street. (hands her the number) She will take care of you.

    • Teddy: Hey you got a minute? I wanted to talk to you about breast implants.
      Mark: Really? Good for you. You know, it crossed my mind the first time I saw you, but I didn't think you were the type to go for it.
      Teddy: No! Not for me. For my patient.

    • Cristina (about the case): This thing's got Harper Avery written all over it.
      Richard: When Dr. Avery was here he did mention that I need to dive back into my research. This case would be perfect...
      Owen: This thing is a monster. At best, it's damage control. I'll be operating by the seat of my pants.
      Richard: On the contrary, A tumor like this calls for a methodical analysis of the scans, a careful plan.
      Owen: Right. Old school.
      Richard: Old? Wow I didn't see that coming.
      Owen (stutters): I- I did not mean your age. I meant the approach. Let's not make this personal.
      Richard: You just did, Ginger. And you're right, I've been resecting tumors since you were in diapers. In my experience they demand something a little more elegant than the 'by seat of your pants.'

    • Callie: What's with you?
      Mark: You, and Derek, you're all, 'Don't screw the nurses and the drug reps.' You did a psych rotation, you know what happens when you tell someone not to think about an elephant.
      Callie: You spend a lot of time thinking about an...?
      Mark: I walk around the hospital trying not to make eye contact with women. I'm... lonely. And unhappy. I don't see how this is a solution.
      Callie: Find a grown up who wants what you want, and date. Like a grown up.
      Mark: I don't know what that means.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): They take pictures of mountain climbers at the top of a mountain. They're smiling, ecstatic, triumphant. They don't take pictures along the way cos who wants to remember the rest of it. We push ourselves because we have to, not because we like it. The relentless climb, the pain and anguish of taking it to the next level. Nobody takes pictures of that. Nobody wants to remember. We just wanna remember the view from the top. The breathtaking moment at the edge of the world. That's what keeps us climbing. And it's worth the pain. That's the crazy part. It's worth anything.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): Surgeons aren't complacent people. We don't put our feet up. We don't sit still. Whatever the game is, we like to win. And once we win, we get a new game. We push ourselves; residents, attending. It doesn't matter how much we achieve. If you're a climber there's always another mountain.

    • Cristina: You know, Webber really came up with the idea to take out the liver. Maybe if Owen agreed to take his name off it...
      Meredith: Will you give it up? Hunt was more than halfway done by the time the idea even surfaced. There's no Harper Avery.
      Cristina: Waste.
      Jackson: No, it's not a waste. It's exactly what my grandfather had in mind when he came up with the stupid thing. Find some way to keep the surgeons motivated. Make them take it to the next level, even if they're already at the top of their game. And that's exactly what it did today.
      Cristina: This message was brought to you by the Harper Avery Foundation of America. Donations to the foundation can be made at www.nepotism.com. (Mer laughs)
      Jackson: You're kind of a bitch, you know that?
      Cristina: What? It was inspriing!

    • Owen: Good work today, Grey. We're a good team.
      Meredith: You know, we're not a team. Cristina and I are a team. I watched you today... watch Teddy and Mark.
      Owen: I was... (he exhales) She's my friend and Mark Sloan is a public health hazard.
      Meredith: You were jealous. It took a long time to make her happy. And she's finally happy. And if you mess with that, I will turn on you. That's a team.

    • Teddy: Mark Sloan just asked me out.
      Arizona: Huh. (she stops to think about it) Cool.
      Teddy: No, no, not "cool". Mark Sloan!
      Arizona: Exactly. Why not have a little fun? I mean, Mark is like, uh... candy. Eat it and forget about it.

    • Owen: 'I'm with Webber?'. Why'd you push me to do it in the first place then?
      Cristina: Now you'll know what your plan is and what his plan is.
      Owen: Wait. You're gonna spy on him? That's... That's cheating.
      Cristina: You're adorable when you're slow.
      Owen: You have a dark, dark mind.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Vrcholová fotografie (Top Photo)

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1."Serve Them Well" by Swimming in Speakers
      2."L-O-V-E" by SugaRush Beat Company
      3."Tonight" by Emy Reynolds
      4."Worrisome Heart" by Melody Gardot
      5."Cold Summer" by Seabear

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 4, 2010 on CTV
      Latin America: March 29, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Sweden: April 28, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Australia: May 11, 2010 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: May 20, 2010 on Living TV
      Germany: August 25, 2010 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: August 30, 2010 on Net5
      Norway: November 30, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: October 10, 2011 on Prima LOVE

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